Reb Fountain's new self-titled album is out digitally today on Flying Nun Records, with physical release slated for June 26th. The celebrated songwriter delivers a dark brand of noir punk-folk a la Nick Cave, with raw and booming heart. Her vocal performance is a dynamic force, flowing with intentional power one moment and easy demeanor the next, to create a warm and sultry form of compelling.
Reb Fountain has an impressive catalogue of songs behind her, each of which is imbued with the honesty and creative spirit of a true wanderer and storyteller. In 2017 she released her EP Hopeful & Hopeless, recorded live at Auckland venue, The Wine Cellar, quickly followed by the album Little Arrows. She won the 2018 APRA NZ Best Country Music Song for Hopeful & Hopeless and the Recorded Music NZ Best Country Music Artist Tui for the EP of the same name.
After the success of singles 'Faster' , 'Samson' and 'When Gods Lie', the release day of Reb's incredible latest album also marked the premiere of the official video for 'Don't You Know Who I Am' on RNZ. The video was directed by [and stars] Lola Fountain-Best.
The music video for “When Gods Lie”, premiered by Consequence of Sound and directed by Lola Fountain-Best, was shot entirely on black and white super 8 film, giving it an incomparable texture and richness. Using part-human, part-animal masks to play with the notion of identity and being, the video creates an intoxicating fantasy world exploring the stories we tell ourselves.